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Oral Health Programs in North Dakota
Reports the results of a statewide collaboration of 50 individuals representing oral health services in North Dakota, providing an overview of their oral health programs in the state, their governing agencies, and the populations they serve.
Author(s): Shawnda Schroeder, Nathan Fix
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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New Mexico Department of Health, Office of Primary Care & Rural Health, Fact Sheet
Lists activities of the Office of Primary Care & Rural Health, including descriptions of programs related to primary care, rural hospitals and health networks, and health workforce development.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: New Mexico Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
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Health IT Playbook
Serves as an online guidebook for healthcare providers on using Health Information Technology (HIT) to its best advantage. Includes discussions on choosing, implementing, and upgrading electronic health records (EHRs), using Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) and Certified Health IT products, implementing patient engagement via telehealth/telemedicine, quality and security with HIT, and looking at how HIT can connect providers and patients in public health settings. Includes a section on HIT in rural settings.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
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The Indian Health Delivery System
Explains the origins of the Indian Health Service (IHS), how services are funded, and details the major legal and legislative events that shaped the current relationship between the tribal, state, and federal governments.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Indian Health Board
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Health Extension Toolkit
Intended for a wide audience and designed as a tool for states to use as they collaborate to improve the quality of primary care practices as well as community health, using a model based on the agricultural Cooperative Extension Service. Includes chapters on engagement, the Health Extension model, primary care, population health, and sustainability, and features profiles on lead states Pennsylvania, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Oklahoma.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Health Equity Change Makers: Kiki's Story
Describes the work of the Chuuk Women's Council founded in Chuuk in the Federated States of Micronesia. This organization's primary focus is to support education for all children regardless of gender, and to support the advancement of women who have not completed school. The council also provides information about prevention of chronic and non-communicable diseases and supports legislation that protects women and girls from domestic violence.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health
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Louisiana Rural Health Plan 2011-2015
A guide lending direction for rural healthcare, and the development and delivery of health services in rural Louisiana with a focus on strengthening partnerships with providers, rural communities, and other state and federal stakeholders.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Louisiana Bureau of Primary Care and Rural Health
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Medicaid and American Indians and Alaska Natives
Provides an overview of the relationship between Medicaid coverage and American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations. Analyzes the impacts of Medicaid expansion and insurance coverage for AI/AN populations. Appendix shows state-specific changes in health insurance coverage for AI/AN populations between 2013 and 2015.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Chronic Care Management (CCM) Services for Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)
Provides instructions for Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) on how to submit claims for chronic care management services according to the RHC All-Inclusive Rate and the FQHC Prospective Payment System, effective January 1, 2016.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Florida Rural County List
Table lists all the rural counties in the State of Florida based on a density of less than 100 persons per square mile, and displays changes in population density from the 2000 to the 2010 U.S. Census.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Florida Office of Rural Health
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